Cannabidiol shown to help children with autism

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Autism spectrum disorder can be countered with CBD oil 

Researchers have spent decades trying to find a cure for autism. Millions have been invested in learning how it develops and what might help counter its effects. Now, it would seem that a natural plant held the secret to reversing some forms of autism all along.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has no known cure, making it virtually impossible to reverse. However, researchers have proven that cannabidiol (CBD) can work wonders at easing ASD symptoms.

CBD oils are able to enhance the immune response in a body and treat a number of behavioral problems. There is still a need for further studies; however, there is a lot of evidence that supports the use of cannabis as a successful form of treatment.

CBD is capable of inducing effects on the brain and has already been shown to help treat certain neurological disorders, such as drug addiction, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder. Given that it carries no psychoactive ingredients, it has a huge advantage over lab-produced chemical alternatives, which routinely have debilitating side effects (not to mention extremely high prices).

A recent report, “Cannabidiol Based Medical Cannabis in Children with Autism – a Retrospective Feasibility Study,” showed that autism patients treated with CBD saw a marked decrease in disruptive behaviors. It also revealed that communicative problems were diminished and there were fewer side effects than what has been seen with other clinical treatments.

The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is hoping to advance research on how completely CBD can treat autism. Thanks to a $4.7-million donation from the Ray & Tye Noorda Foundation, it is working with the Wholistic Research & Education Foundation to conduct the study. The school indicates that it is the largest cannabis research donation ever offered in the US.